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McDonald's, Wendy's Kids Meals Top Physician Group's Least Wanted List

Maybe you should rethink dinner tonight ... Credit: Ben Stansall, AFP / Getty Images
McDonald's calls it a Mighty Kids Meal. But really, kids, how mighty are you going to be when your arteries are clogged and you've lost all feeling on the...

Do Your Kids Need More Energy? Try Chickpeas

Packed with protein and cheap, chickpeas are a great addition to any family meal. Also known as garbanzo beans, Canadian chick peas are grown in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. This edible legume comes in two main forms: Desi and Kabuli....

Why Your Family Should Eat More Oats

When you think about oats, does the phrase "better health" spring to mind? Probably not -- but it should! Oats are incredibly versatile and an excellent source of fibre, which is a critical component of our daily diet. Out of habit, we tend to add...

Increase Your Family's Heart Health with Almonds

Almonds are commonly classified as a nut originating in the the Middle East, but did you know that almonds aren't really nuts? Rather, they are the seed of a fruit -- a harder outer shell with the delicious seed inside. Most almonds we see in stores...

High Cholesterol Found in 1 out of 5 Teens

High cholesterol doesn't just affect adults. Credit: Getty Images
Does your teen have high cholesterol? Before you say, "Of course not," consider this: A national survey of blood-cholesterol levels in U.S. teenagers found that more than 20...

Teaching little kids good eating habits really does pay off

At six years old, Ellie already knows about good fat, bad fat, protein, empty calories, etc. She's a rather picky eater, so we have lots of conversations about what is good for you and what is not. My hope is that these lessons will help her make...

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